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Monday, April 20, 2015

Deana's Design Wall Monday

Here's what's up on my design wall today.


Flowering Snowball...

Snowman Embroidery Border in progress...



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Friday, April 17, 2015

Deana: Flowering Snowball and StashBee

Hello Blogland!

I only have a couple of blocks to show today.  The first is a Flowering Snowball.  I am brushing up on my curves and putting my birthday fabric from last year to good use.  I'm going to love this one!  It does not look like much now because there is only one block, but give it some time.


Next up are my StashBee blocks.  I think they are pretty cute and hopefully the recipient will love them too.




Finally, here is a block I made up while preparing for my Fort Worth Fabric tutorial that will post on Tuesday.  It is a piece in the last block in the FREE Shimmer Braid QAL.  Click the link to the pattern.


I am linking up tonight with:






Friday, April 10, 2015

Deana: Getting stuff done a little at a time!

Well, I guess I am gradually working on things on my list.  Here's what I am doing today:

At last I am making a border for my snowman quilt.  I have not completed an entire section yet so I flipped the sections face down every other one just to show the effect of the border.


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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Deana: 2nd Quarter Finish Along


I am doing the 2015 Finish-Along with Adrianne.  In order to participate you make a list of the projects you want to completely finish during the quarter.  Here is my list:

1.  Mom's gold and black medallion- needs quilted

2.  Shimmer Braid - needs basted, quilted, and bound.

3.  Dorinda Heirloom Quilt - needs the quilting finished on one border side and then bound.  It is hand quilted. 




4.  Hexagon Pleasure in peach and blue - needs quilted and bound

5.  Snowman Embroidery - needs borders, basted, quilted, and bound.

6. Quilter's Garden - needs basted, quilted, and bound.

Linking up today with:

Deana: I was featured!

I was  so excited this morning when I went to link up with Sew Cute Tuesday because my Quilter's Garden Quilt was featured there!  How much fun is that?

Thank you Alyce!




You can purchase the patterns, each row sold separately, in my Craftsy shop at these links.

Row 1:  Good Vibrations (sewing machines)
Row 2:  Rotaries in Bloom
Row 3:  Steam that Seam (irons)
Row 4:  Pinwheel Flowers
Row 5:  Quilt Shop Lane
Row 6:  Pin Cushions
Row 7:  Quilts in the Garden (quilts on the line) with the border and quilt assembly.  



Deana: yesterday's progress

I got a good start on two of my April goals:

1) Snowman Embroidery:  I calculated and cut the blue strips for the border.  I believe in giving quilts pieced borders.  They just frame the picture so nicely!



2)  I got half of the table cloths for the wedding finished.  I am putting a see-through black fabric over a silver to create the illusion of charcoal grey.  That's the color they want.



Their colors are charcoal grey, mint blue, and a hint of orange.  I know the photo below looks like a lot of orange but it just all happens to be together.  My daughter's favorite color is orange and her fiance' loves the grey and mint.



Here are the brides maid skirts, tops, and orange belts in a bag.  The wedding is the end of May.




I don't expect to accomplish too much until Friday.  We all must work in order to play.



I am linking up this Tuesday with:



Monday, April 6, 2015

Deana: Design Wall Monday

What am I working on today?  Today it is hemming table cloths for the wedding and cutting out a border for my Snowman Embroidery Quilt.


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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Deana: FNSI

I am joining up with Friday Night Sew In.  I am not sure what I will be working on yet, but check back and hopefully I will have accomplished something.

Come Join us at FNSI!


Today I am enjoying Easter Sunday where I can ponder about Jesus Christ and his atonement for me and for you.  On this Easter Sunday I will watch my church's general conference online at this link.  Come check it out.  The messages shared could change your life!  It begins at 10:00 a.m. mountain time and again at 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Deana: April Goals

Yes, it is April 4th and I am still just starting my goal list (on blogger anyway).

Here is what I hope to accomplish:

#1.  Finish up my last two tutorials for the Shimmer Braid QAL.  You can find the previous tutorials for FREE at the links below.

Month 1
Month 2
Month 3

You can find the FREE tutorials at Fort Worth Fabric Studio's blog on the 10th of each month.  Here is a link to the 2nd tutorial which will also link you to the first.


#2 Baste a quilt top for quilting.  It will be the Shimmer Braid quilt this month.


#3 Bind a Quilt.  This month I want it to be my red flowers quilt.  This one was organized by my sister for our family round robin.  I love it and I love that my mom and sisters all helped to make it.

#4 Finish a Quilt Top for the 2015 UFO challenge. April is #8.  I made a list of twelve projects for the year and numbered them.  The challenge selects a number on the first Monday of each month to indicate which one we will do.  I Love this quilt and an anxious to get it done!


#5 Quilt and bind my first Hexagon Pleasure quilt.

#6 Make at least one block for the StashBee.  Here is a photo of the blocks we are making this month.  Here is a link to Shari's tutorial.
FINISHED APRIL 17



#7  I would also like to get my Dorinda Quilt quilted.  It is hand quilting so this may be a goal that is out of my reach, but I am putting it on the list anyway.  It is all done except for the last border.



#8 Make hay bail coverings for my daughter's wedding.

#9 Hem table cloths for my daughter's wedding.
Today I am linking up with:

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Deana: A Lovely Year of Finishes

Well, it is time to link up again with my April goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes.

I am hoping to get this one quilted and bound.  It is partially quilted and basted in red crochet cotton.  Sadly, this was made 14+ years ago.  I quilted the middle so heavily that I got discouraged thinking it would never get done.  It is time!



I am linking up with A Lovely Year of Finishes.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Deana: March Goal follow-up


March Goals Follow-Up

#1  Birdhouse Picket Fence wall hanging.  I started this somewhere around 2005 and it is so close to done it is crazy that it is not.




FINISHED March 31

#2 Complete the Quilter's Garden Mystery Row Quilt (top only).  This wonderful group project is coming to an end so it is time to finish it up.  

You can purchase the patterns, each row sold separately, in my Craftsy shop at these links.

Row 1:  Good Vibrations (sewing machines)
Row 2:  Rotaries in Bloom
Row 3:  Steam that Seam (irons)
Row 4:  Pinwheel Flowers
Row 5:  Quilt Shop Lane
Row 6:  Pin Cushions
Row 7:  Quilts in the Garden (quilts on the line) with the border and quilt assembly.


FINISHED March 30




#3 Participate in the Block Lotto.  This month they are making fused applique' flower blocks out of Batiks (my favorite fabrics).


FINISHED MARCH 28


#4 Participate in the Stash Bee.  I am in Hive 7 and we are making purple star blocks with a 9 patch center.
Here are my pieces cut and ready to sew.  I am making four blocks for her.


FINISHED

#5 Prep the April Tutorial for Fort Worth Fabric Studio's Shimmer Braid FREE QAL.

You can find the FREE tutorials at Fort Worth Fabric Studio's blog on the 10th of each month.  Here is a link to the 2nd tutorial which will also link you to the first.


#6 Baste a quilt top for quilting.  I have chosen the Pink Hexagon's in Rotation Quilt.  It is so much prettier in person.


FINISHED - but I basted a different quilt instead because the first one did not have a back ready yet.